crying in the kitchen!

@bombshell (11265)
Germany
January 23, 2009 3:08am CST
i love cooking but this union makes me cry.does anyone of you has a tip to avoid crying while cutting the union? or its easy not to use it.i am spice girl and i want my cooking well spice and taste yummy.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
23 Jan 09
i did cooking for the first time when i got married.i didnot know a word about cooking.this i learnt from my mom-in-law,onions when kept in wate,before slicing,reduces the stinginess ,it causes.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
why is tha only first time?how about daily cooking?we have saying that if you can cook you can marry just kidding riya.well yeah many said about water and i might try it but not today because saturday is pizza day
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
opsss forgot something. yeah we will have pizza today and hubby is doing it so its ok and he has no probs cutting it
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
24 Jan 09
i meant before marraige,i had lots to study,i never got time to do the cooking.
• Malaysia
26 Jan 09
hye bombshell. i've this problem too and do you know how i overcome it? by wearing sunglasses! hehehe. works all the time.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
27 Jan 09
huh?classy!!! hahaha cutting onion and wearing sunglass?.its funny but i will try if i cut too many.
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
yeah, you should try it! :)
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Run cold water while cutting up the onions!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
huh?realy? wowww so many things i did not know.thanks for the info.i might apply this because its a lot easier since i am cutting beside the sink.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Jan 09
cool
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
23 Jan 09
[i]Hi bombshell, hahahhaha....I am like that too. I love fried rice and onion is one ingredient to make it taste great! So, I am trying to extend my hand whenever I am cutting it! But, I can't also avoid to cry! LOL![/i]
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
yeah thats what webman said let someone to slice the onion.gutom lang ko da.friend rice and chorizo and inun unan?kaon ka inun unun?
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• United States
24 Jan 09
[i]that's my favorite! I miss that so much! We are so far in the ocean here so fresh fishes are nowhere to found! lOL! Give me! hhahahhahah![/i]
• Portugal
23 Jan 09
I use a glass of water full next to my cutting board. It usually does the job for me :)
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
you mean a glass full of water beside the cutting board? wowwwwww interesting and i learn something today
@owlwings (42107)
• Cambridge, England
23 Jan 09
That I can't explain! LOL
@owlwings (42107)
• Cambridge, England
23 Jan 09
There are a number of things that stop you crying whilst slicing onions. I find that it's most effective if you slice them on something rather lower than the normal kitchen counter. You should also have air movement from your back so that the onion gases are taken away from your face. Some people say that lighting a candle on the far side of you from the onions helps - it creates an updraught that takes the gases upwards. Some others cut the onions under water. I have also heard that chewing gum, a piece of bread or a sprig of parsley works. I think that has something to do with the way that chewing affects our eyes or face but I don't know.
@owlwings (42107)
• Cambridge, England
23 Jan 09
Chilling the onions stops them from producing so much irritating gas and using a sharp knife means that you are not bruising the cells so much. It's when they are bruised that the gas is released more. The cold spoon in the mouth is a new one to me but must be the same effect as chewing something.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
woww what a great information! thanks.i learn something in mylot again.thanks guys
@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Martha Stewart says to burn a candle while cutting onions... Also, working in a well ventilated area helps.
@mac_bb (156)
• United States
23 Jan 09
i did not here that from martha stewert but yes i have heard that also it supposedly sucks in the gas vapors
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
Elic and Mac,thanks for the opinion.i learn so many things today.i will aply it next time
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@youless (100243)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Jan 09
In the past I even tried to wear glasses when I was cutting the onions. But I was still tearful:) I have heard people said that put the onions into the freezer and then cut it after that will be helpful. Or you can cut the onions in the water so that you will not cry any more. I love China
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
31 Jan 09
hehehe classy sunglass while cutting onion.
@littleowl (7157)
27 Jan 09
One thing I do is only cut one end off of the onion cut it when it has the skin on or take the skin off and run it inder cold water for a min before chopping it..that helps....littleowl
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
27 Jan 09
thanks littleowl thats thing is easy to apply.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
26 Jan 09
This seems to help me. First I try to stay as far away from the onion as possible and then only breath through my mouth and not my nose while cutting up the onion. Give it a try.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
27 Jan 09
thats what i do sometimes but it works only few minutes.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I hear that if you keep your mouth closed while you're chopping an onion you'll be less likely to cry. This sometimes works for me. In truth, I don't have a whole lot of trouble with onions, although I use them a lot in my cooking. A bag of onions I bought a couple of weeks ago, was very strong and no matter what I did my eyes were messed up when I was using them!
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
27 Jan 09
closing the mouth?how about if my hubby talking with me while cutting onion?.anyway nice thought and i will try that.
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
[b]well theres one thing you can do to stop you from crying...... wrings it with water of put it in a water for about a minute before you slice it.....[/b]
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
i will try that carinio
• United States
24 Jan 09
ive always heard to cut them under running water and it wont make you tear up.. but i dont know for sure
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
i will try that moon
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
24 Jan 09
I actually do not cry when cutting an onion... my eyes go shut and will not open so it is good to cry. But the question was how not to cry and the answer is to do it (cut it) as fast as you can (use an electric cutter if you can) and this will help not to cry! Thanks Zelo
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
well if i use for pizza i use machine but for salad i need to cut in small pieces so canĀ“t avoid to cry.but again i learn something again thru mylot.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
23 Jan 09
I shall give you good price for your crying.Will you invite me in your dining table?
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
sure bhanusb,just tell me when do you come so that i can add more amount of food i cook
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I love onions but they make me cry every time I am working with them while preparing to cook them too. I usually cut them up a little bit and then walk away and then go back to do more to avoid the crying and teary eyes.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
thats what i do most of the time.so i am thinking to post discussion since mylot helps a lot for more advice from my friends
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
23 Jan 09
Hello bombshell! Well, I think all I can say have it refrigerated. I am not really that good at the kitchen but when I tried to slice onions too, it made me cry so I asked some tips to my aunts.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
ok i will try to refregerate it,maybe it helps
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
23 Jan 09
Try placing the onions in water a few hours before peeling them. Wearing a sun glasses might help you to prevent your eyes from crying.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
huh?sunglasses?ronaldo dont be kidding me
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
Well I have tried so many methods to prevent crying but the only thing that I have found that works 100% of the time. .... get someone else to cut the onions. :)
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
yeah! thats great idea anyway welcome to mylot.you are new in my eyes to response my discussions.
@zandi458 (27947)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
Tears will add spice to your cooking.. Soak the onion in water before pealing and slicing.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
yeah zandi no need salt! ok thanks i will try that.